Third Sunday of Advent
December 11, 2022 •
One of Mary's most beautiful titles is "the Dawn". Mary is the dawn. Every morning before you can see the sun, you begin to see some of its light. Mary is the dawn, but Christ is the day. Mary doesn't give light to the world, but She ushers in the sun. That is Her role, that's why She is preeminent.
She is the One that ushered the Son into the world not only two thousand years ago, but she continues to do that even into the present. Our Lord has chosen Her in this unique way to be the One that helps prepare the way for His rising.
In each of our lives, Jesus wants His Mother to get us ready for Him. . . . Like a good Mother, She wants to make sure we're ready for the Lord. For the Savior. . . . .
But She won't force Her maternity upon us. We have to invite her in. So, just look up to her. If you're in need, if you're suffering, if you're in despair, just look up to Mary because She's already looking down upon you with love. . . .
I have seen this in my own ministry. Our Lord and our Lady doing amazing things. Just to save a soul. But these were extraordinary circumstances. Imagine how much easier it will be for you and for me to be saved if we don't wait for miracles, and just turn to them. Trustingly.
Remember these words - because they're spoken to you:
Am I not with you? Am I not your Mother? Do not be worried or anxious about anything. Do you not stand in My shadow? Are you not enfolded in My mantle?
Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11
Homily begins at 19:45